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The Pulkova Refractor

Nature volume 42, pages 204205 | Download Citation



ON the completion of the Pulkova Observatory, the jubilee of which has recently been celebrated, the late W. Struve published his “Description de I' Observatoire,” which made the scientific world acquainted with the complete equipment of that institution. The additions which have been recently made to the Observatory, in order to preserve its high character and deserved reputation, have induced the authorities to publish what may be regarded as a supplement to that work, and the details now given of the history of the erection, and the results of a systematic examination, of the new refractor are not less interesting than were those of the old 15-inch.

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